Swim Team News July 6, 2022


Swim Team News - July 6, 2022

Great Season So Far!

Nothing like a summer of swimming to keep everyone busy. And the big part of the season is just getting here!

Upcoming Meets

Our next three meets will be tight ones. Be sure to bring your “A-Game” and swim hard. Racing against other fast swimmers helps to bring out the best in you as a competitor. Do your best and be proud of your effort. Help prepare yourself for the meet by resting and taking it easy tomorrow. No big hikes, trampolines, or yard work on meet days!

We finally get to have another home meet next Thursday. Make sure that you’ve signed up for jobs to help out. It takes everyone to pull these meets off. Our youngest swimmers can participate in our home “pre-meets”. We’re tentatively scheduling these for both 7/14 and 7/19.  Come down at 4:15pm to watch all of our future stars in action!

Upcoming Meet Themes

July 7 - Pink Out, July 12 - Blue Out, July 14 - Tropical

Past Meet Results

When we’re updating the best times sheets after each meet, we are always astounded at some of the time drops. The kids are really working hard. Remember that you can track your swimmer’s times by logging into the Team Unify website and clicking on “My Account” and then “My Meet Results”. Full results of our meets, and for all GSSSL meets, are on the league website .

2022 Team Shirts & Tie-Dye Party - July 7 

We’ve scheduled the tie-dye party for Thursday, July 7 th .  Bring your team shirt to the grassy area before practice so that it can be prepped for tie-dying. Remember to label your shirt on either the tag or collar with a sharpie as well!

We’ll need plenty of adult help to make this work. Remember to sign up online to get credit for your volunteer hours.

Pancake Breakfast - July 12

Let’s stuff the kids full of pancakes and fruit! It’s our annual breakfast party. Swimmers will be served after their practice is finished. We can’t do this without volunteers!  Sign up to help here.

Canned Food Drive - July 14

We’re teaming with Sheridan Beach to support our neighbors in need - 

Please join us in supporting our local North Helpline Food Bank at the Sheridan Beach v Aqua Club swim meet on Thursday, July 14. Please bring non-perishable food items. Items in easy-open cans are especially helpful. Vegetables, canned chicken or tuna, rice, beans, peanut butter, canned soups, chili, whole grain pasta, cereals, and high fiber granola bars are the most wanted items. There will also be a QR code posted at the swim meet for those who are able to donate money to North Helpline. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. Thanks for helping to be great community partners! 


Team Picture - July 19

9:00am sharp. Wear your team gear!


Prelims/B-Champs Eligibility

At the finish of the dual meet season, all swimmers are eligible to participate in the championship season. Swimmers that meet a qualifying time standard swim at the Division Preliminaries*. Those who haven't reached a qualifying time swim at the B-Championship meet. Results from B-Champs can move a swimmer into prelims if it betters the prelim standard.

The fastest six swimmers in each event at the Prelims move on to the Northern Division Finals. To qualify for the All-City Meet, a swimmer's time at Northern Division is compared to the Southern Division results. The fastest six results, regardless of North or South affiliation, are entered in the All-City Championship meet .

  *All swimmers participating in prelims must be available to swim at North Finals and the All-City Championship meet. Some swimmers with non-qualifying times may still participate in Prelims if they are placed on a relay.

  Remember to mark “attend/decline” for all of the championship meets , even if you’re not sure which ones that you will qualify for. Your coaches will help you to decide which meets you will attend.

Saturday Clinics

We still have two 9:00am Saturday clinics left – 7/9 and 7/16. Please pre register online so that we have an idea on what our staffing needs will be. 


Thanks - and see you at the pool!

Coach Matt